South America Highlights

Experience more with so much included

  • Marvel at the breathtaking Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian and Brazilian sides
  • Be astounded at the iconic panorama of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and the foot of Christ the Redeemer
  • Enjoy a wonderful evening’s entertainment at a typical tango show
  • Guided tour of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of South America’
  • Discover Argentina’s ‘pampas’ or plains on our visit to a typical ‘estancia’ 
  • Return flights from Dublin via London Heathrow
  • Stay in hand-picked 3-star superior and four-star accommodation with daily breakfast and four meals
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
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At a Glance
8 nights in 3-star superior and 4-star hotels
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Daily breakfast & 4 meals
Expert tour manager
Inclusive of all local taxes
Checked Luggage


Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, is known for its gauchos (cowboys), its huge steaks, its excellent wines, and the invention of the tango. We’ll sample all of these during our three-night stay in Buenos Aires – sophisticated, cosmopolitan and the most ‘European’ of the South American capitals. With its wide tree-lined avenues, café culture and upmarket boutiques, Buenos Aires cannot fail to surprise and delight you.

Iguazu Falls may not be as well-known as Niagara or Victoria Falls, but it outshines them all in its sheer scale and majesty! Spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil, each side has its own particular attractions. Don’t miss the chance to experience the falls from below on our exciting optional jetboat trip.

And finally, there’s Rio, arguably the most spectacularly sited city on the planet. The ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, or marvellous city, is an intoxicating fusion of samba rhythms, vast stretches of beaches, beautiful people, lush forests and extraordinary granite peaks. Somehow everything seems bigger, brighter, louder and more colourful when you’re in Rio! We stay at the northern end of Copacabana beach, from where the wide swathe of the whole bay stretches before you. Copacabana and its sister, Ipanema beach, are the playgrounds of the city and the people-watching is simply fascinating. Of course, we’ll also get to the top of two of Rio’s most famous peaks, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Corcovado peak with its awe-inspiring 100ft statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Needless to say, South America is a vast continent with a huge variety of incredible places to see and things to do, which are simply impossible to cover on one trip. We have hand-picked the real ‘stand-out’ experiences that encapsulate the culture, history, cuisine, monuments and scenic wonders in this once-in-a-lifetime, two-country tour.

Your Itinerary

South American Highlights

Price Includes

The price is per person and based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms are available at the relevant supplement. Thr price includes:

  • Scheduled flights to Buenos Aires via São Paolo, from Buenos Aires to Iguacu, from Iguacu to Rio and return flights from Rio de Janeiro via São Paolo
  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and four meals
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Entrances to estancia and Tango show in Buenos Aires, city tour, Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer peak, and Botanical Gardens in Rio
  • All transfers
  • Hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Useful Information

Connecting Flights

Dublin flights will connect via London Heathrow. Flights with LATAM from London Heathrow will connect in São Paulo. Please contact us if you would like timings and/or further information on the connecting flights. All flight details will be listed in your booking confirmation.

Fact File

  • Currencies: Brazilian Real, Argentine Peso
  • Deposit: €200 per person
  • Flight times: Approx.  11 hrs 45 mins from London to Sao Paulo and 5 hrs 15 mins from Sao Paulo to Lima
  • Language: Portuguese, Spanish
  • Time zone: GMT-5
  • Country: Brazil, Argentina


There is a fair amount of walking involved throughout this tour, and as many places we visit as part of this itinerary are in national parks and historical areas, we cannot expect or guarantee the terrain to be flat and even. Whilst this should not pose any difficulty for clients who are in good health, please consider any mobility requirements personal to yourself.

A Yellow Fever vaccination is recommended when travelling to some areas of South America. Some areas are also considered to have a high risk of Zika virus transmission. Pregnant women are advised to postpone non-essential travel until after pregnancy. We recommend you contact your GP or local health professional to obtain further information.

  • For useful information on travelling to a Yellow Fever Zone and for other travel health advice visit nathnac.net
  • For general travel advice and tips please go to travelaware.campaign.gov.uk


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Visa Information

Irish citizens do not require a visa to travel to Argentina or Brazil, but other passport holders should contact the relevant embassy. Please ensure that your Irish passport is valid for at least six months after the intended return date.

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided relating to visa requirements is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in requirements after this time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. therefore, whilst we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, we strongly suggest that you re-confirm requirements with the relevant embassy prior to travel.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Buenos Aires - Ministro Pistarini International Airport Buenos Aires 45 mins Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro - Galeão International Airport 30 mins

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